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The Doha development agenda: what special and differential treatment?


  • Singh, Ajit


The concept of S&DT for developing countries represented an important advance in international economic law in the second half of the last century, for its recognition of the principle of non - reciprocity in international economic relations. This principle acknowledges that there are unequal playing fields between rich and poor countries and that it takes a long time to build up developing countries’ technical, financial and other capabilities, to name but a few areas where these countries are at an enormous disadvantage.

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  • Singh, Ajit, 2005. "The Doha development agenda: what special and differential treatment?," MPRA Paper 53438, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:53438

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    Special and Differential treatment; developing countries; Doha development agenda;

    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F6 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization


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